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Venice Rookery
by Carolyn E. Wright | February 17, 2012

© Carolyn E. WrightLove is in the air at the Venice Rookery. The birds (and the bees) are there doing the thing they are so famous for, and you can take pictures of it! Seriously, though, the Venice Rookery is an ideal spot to photograph birds mating, building their nests, fighting for territory and feeding their...

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The Need for Wilderness
by Greg Russell | February 16, 2012

© Greg RussellIt is my fourth morning waking up in the desert. Red dirt fills my pores, and has combined with sweat to form a sort of “desert varnish” over most of my body—a strangely welcome feeling that instantly evokes memories of summer on the Colorado Plateau during my youth. I climb out of...

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EIZO ColorEdge CG245W
by Marsel van Oosten | January 24, 2012

© Marsel van OostenMy first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.

At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...

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Techniques
Night Photography
by Roman Kurywczak | January 18, 2012

© Roman KurywczakI have been fascinated by the night sky since I was a child. Living in New Jersey, I really wasn’t able to see that many stars because of all the light pollution. My parents had a place in the Catskills, and I spent my childhood summers there with my brothers and extended family. That is w...

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Travel
Scotland – A Photographer’s Guide
by Bill Lockhart | January 17, 2012

© Bill LockhartScotland is a special place, especially for photographers who are eager to capture its splendid landscapes. Its moors, glens, and mountains offer a romantic vision of what life once was, or is, or can be. It is a place to find peace and beauty like no other place on earth. Its sharp contrasts of...

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Techniques
Mask Magic
by Tim Grey | December 22, 2011

© Tim GreyLayer masks are an incredibly powerful feature in Photoshop, enabling you to apply targeted adjustments and create impressive composite images. However, at times you may find yourself frustrated by a layer mask that just won’t come together to produce a good result.

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